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Top Experts Address Race Issues in College Sports

The Drake Group, an activist group, whose mission is to reform collegiate athletics, will host a webinar on January 13, from 2-3:30 pm (EST), that addresses “Racial Exploitation in College Sports: a Continuing Disgrace.” Intercollegiate athletics, especially at its highest levels, exploits people of color. In a recently released major report, The Drake Group examined…
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Sports Litigation Alert Reports on the Full Breadth of the Sports Law Industry with Timely, Insightful Articles in Last Two Issues

Beneficiaries of the Alert include both the private sector and higher education, where professors use the Alert with thousands of sports law students. As Hackney Publications closes in on the completion of its 18th year of publishing Sports Litigation Alert, publisher Holt Hackney is especially proud of the last two issues. “We’re touching on every…
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More than 100 Sports Law Professors Now Use Sports Litigation Alert in the Classroom

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, announced last month that new tools have been  added to Sports Litigation Alert (Alert), a periodical that has been used in sports law classrooms for more than 15 years, which will make it even more useful for professors and their college students. Shortly thereafter, several…
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Sports Lawyer Nina E. King Named Duke’s Vice President and Director of Athletics

Nina E. King will be the next Vice President and Director of Athletics at Duke University, the school has announced. King is currently Duke’s senior deputy director of athletics for administration and legal affairs and chief of staff. She will succeed Kevin M. White, who is retiring after 13 years in the post, on September…
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LEAD1 Association Announces Diversity Fellowship Program to Increase Diversity in FBS Leadership

The LEAD1 Association (“LEAD1”), which represents the athletic directors of the 130-member schools of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), announced today the creation of the “LEAD1 Diversity Fellowship Program.” This new program will result in a year-long opportunity for each class of people of color and female administrators to better prepare to assume the athletics…
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Attorney Derrick Crawford Named NCAA VP of Hearing Operations

Derrick Crawford, an attorney with decades of legal, regulatory and higher education experience, has been named the NCAA’s new vice president of hearing operations. Crawford, formerly the NCAA managing director of enforcement — investigations and processing, began his new role May 24. “Derrick brings deep regulatory experience, incredible knowledge and a strong record of serving…
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Lawyer Named Director of Athletics and Recreation at UChicago

Angie Torain has been appointed the director of Athletics and Recreation at the University of Chicago after a national search. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2021. Torain will come to UChicago from the University of Notre Dame, where she is the senior associate athletics director of culture, diversity and engagement. Reporting to Michele Rasmussen,…
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Hackney Publications Recognizes Sports Law Profession with ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’ Portal

Hackney Publications announced today the launch of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced and capable legal counsel in the sports law arena. The firms are listed alphabetically, an ode to the difficulty in actually ranking such…
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WNBA Teams Announce Partnership with Anthem Blue Cross to Address Social Justice, Other Issues

The Los Angeles Sparks and Anthem Blue Cross announced today a multi-year partnership aimed at serving under-resourced communities through social justice initiatives, health and wellness activations, and athlete advocacy. The New York Liberty, Indiana Fever, and Atlanta Dream are also partnering with Anthem’s sister companies to make a positive impact in their respective cities As…
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Sports Lawyer Joins Dodgers as Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced the hiring of Courtney Moore for the newly created position of Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. “The Dodgers are part of the fabric of Los Angeles, and it’s imperative that we represent the great diversity of our City and maintain an inclusive environment for all Angelenos at…
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